Qatar Airways Privilege Club has just launched an awesome transfer bonus, which could also be useful for collecting other “flavors” of Avios (including with British Airways Executive Club).
Transfer bank points to Privilege Club with 40% bonus
Between June 1 and June 30, 2022, Qatar Airways is offering a bonus when you convert bank points into Privilege Club Avios:
- Convert the equivalent of up to 20,000 Avios and receive a 20% bonus
- Convert the equivalent of over 20,000 Avios and receive a 40% bonus
The bonus is calculated on a per-transaction basis, so you receive the 20% or 40% bonus based on how many points you transfer in one transaction, rather than cumulatively.
Participating transfer partners include the following:
Ahli Bank Qatar, Ahli United Bank, Ahlibank Oman, Air Miles, American Express, Amex Centurion Design Cards by Hyundai Card (Korea), Citibank, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Doha Bank, Dukhan Bank, Hana Members, HSBC (Greece, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Hong Kong), Kuwait Finance House, Masraf Al Rayan, Ping An E-wallet (Wanlitong), Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB), Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar National Bank (QNB), CIMB, KBank, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, BSF (Banque Saudi Fransi)
Of the eligible partners, Citi ThankYou is the only major program in the United States.
This bonus is being offered on Qatar Airways’ end, meaning you won’t see the bonus reflected directly with partners. Bonus Avios will post within 45 days of when transfered points post to your Privilege Club account (though hopefully they post much faster than that).
Use this offer to earn British Airways Avios
As of March 2022, Qatar Airways Privilege Club adopted Avios as its new rewards currency. This was an exciting development, as it’s possible to transfer Avios at a 1:1 ratio between the various programs that use this rewards currency. That includes Aer Lingus AerClub, British Airways Executive Club, and Iberia Plus.
This means that you could use this offer to indirectly convert Citi ThankYou points into British Airways Avios with a 40% bonus as well. That’s something that will no doubt interest many, but just keep in mind that the bonus won’t post instantly. Therefore this won’t be as useful to some as the 40% bonus we saw from Amex to British Airways this spring.
Qatar Airways Privilege Club is offering a 40% bonus when you convert bank points into Avios. This is a solid opportunity for those with Citi ThankYou points, especially since you could convert these Avios to British Airways Executive Club.
We’ve seen some awesome changes to Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and we haven’t seen many offers like this from the program in the past. Here’s to hoping that this is the start of a trend.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this Privilege Club transfer bonus?
(Tip of the hat to @roniwalakandou)